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TreeTops, July 8, 2015
Posted July 8, 2015
Good luck Bruce.
Posted July 8, 2015
Where is Bruce when you want to tell him "chin up. It's 2 for 43 but it's still early days."
correction : 3 for 43.
Oh boy, this is going to be a lolng series!
What 3 runs for 43 wickets---just not possible! My mistake, forgot you guys are not only upside down but also back to front
Correction 224/4 Aussies getting Rooted?
EDIT: England 343-7 at close of play.
Yep. good recovery. Been asleep for the second half.
Posted July 9, 2015
Thanks for your best wishes Trev, really appreciate it!
Next contribution at close of hostilities (slip of the tongue) play, today / tomorrow
Aussies resort to underhand tactics as Cooke has to leave field after being deliberately hit
in the goolies by Aussie struck ball.
Australian commentator heard to say "You have to smile"
Cricketing quotes, Geoffrey Boycott on facing a fast ball
"To have some idea what it's like, stand in the outside lane of a motorway,
get your mate to drive his car at you at 95 mph and wait until he's 12 yards
away, before you decide which way to jump."
Ponting, he who it it said washes his hair in vegemite, is reported to have accused England of cheating by scratching the ball.
Wouldn't you? Cooke was just seeking a bit of relief after being so unjustly assaulted.
Chin up Trev, like waking up to a bad dream!
At close of play on day 2. Au 264/5
Posted July 10, 2015
The old ones are always worth repeating
Bill Woodfull v Douglas Jardine
England captain Douglas Jardine complained to counterpart Bill Woodfull about Australian players swearing at him, to which Woodfull replied:
“Now which of you bastards called this bastard a bastard?”
Ian Botham v Rodney Hogg
After Hogg lost his balance while bowling and fell at Botham’s feet:
Botham: “I know you think I’m great Hoggy, but no need to get down on your knees.”
308 all out, only to be expected.
Heroic Captain Cooke has managed 4 runs inspite of being impeded by an ice pack down each trouser leg.
True stiff upper lip, what?
Stiff upper something anyway.
I'm sure Cook limped off the ground just then.
Posted July 10, 2015
Heroic Capt. Cooke makes double figures despite his painful handicap.
Some say should he not be rested as he is clearly not feeling himself.
KP might be available!
1804BST. 261-8. Can England manage a 400 run lead? Ali batting, made 77 1st innings, currently 12.
I feel a sharp intake of breath coming on
Posted July 11, 2015
At close of play England close with a 2nd innings score of 289 leaving thew Aussies 411+ to win, two days left and rain forecast for Sunday. As "planned" (for the conspiracy theorests amongst you)the pitch has started to turn & bounce. Dont write the Aussies off just yet! But I do wonder why the sledging has reduced to a whimper
Good to have a bit of competition
Well finally a good target has been set. Get ready for records to be broken.
Just remember an Australian bowler has scored a double century before.
Who was that, 1 Hr had gone by he's probably out by now.
Good luck anyway, you're going to need it - only another 225 runs you can do it! There again you're not playing are you
If I was playing they would be back in the shed already.
......but Thursday we start all over again. Respect
Time for a bit of light relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_cyAFfzX3I
Posted July 12, 2015
Didnt know that story Bruce, thanks for sharing
Posted July 16, 2015
Ahh, that's the Aussies we all know and love. 337/1.
i bet Dave Warner is kicking himself harder with every run scored now.
Well I wouldn't go that far, "love" but yes the plan is working
Time for a little rain dance maybe
Problem is, it might end up 2000/4 both first innings combined with the way they are talking about the pitch. Good toss to win I think. Gives the guys some time in the middle at least for the rest of the series.
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